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ABOUT THIS EVENT:
Spirits on the brain: Insights from psychology and neuroscience
Sunday, June 30, 2013
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Brockway Room, Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL, London (map)
Belief in spirits can be found in all human societies and a substantial proportion of the population claim to have had direct contact with a spiritual realm beyond ordinary experience. This talk presents an overview of scientific research into sleep paralysis, near-death/out-of-body experiences and reincarnation claims in support of the claim that such topics can be understood without recourse to paranormal explanations.
Chris French is a Professor of Psychology and Head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanist Association and former editor of The Skeptic.
11.00, £3 on the door/free to Ethical Society members
Bottomless Tea & Coffee will be available.